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Home : Patterns : Pale Gray Lace Cowl

Free Knitting Pattern: Pale Gray Lace Cowl

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Angora Merino
Pattern #: L0308
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 24 in. (61 cm)
Finished Height About 13 in. (33 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 20, 2010)
3. On every rnd, you should have 12 11 sts between the beg of rnd marker and the first marker; 11 10 sts between each of the remaining markers. Be sure to count your sts on each rnd!
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Try this easy to knit lace cowl this winter - makes a great gift for all your friends.

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LB Collection® Angora Merino

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LB Collection® Angora Merino
Vanilla Parchment Blossom Blue Bonnet Smoked Pearl Pewter Black Velvet Avocado
Nectarine Sangria
*LB Collection Angora Merino (Article #491). 80% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Angora; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (131yds/120m) pull skeins

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•  491-150 LB Collection Angora Merino Yarn: Smoked Pearl
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Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long

Pale Gray Lace Cowl

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Angora Merino


17 sts + 25 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over - 2 sts decreased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.
yo (yarn over) A yarn over (yo) creates a new loop on your needle and is worked by wrapping the yarn around your right hand needle. Do not use an existing stitch to make a yarn over. The finished yarn over will leave an open space (like an eyelet) in your knitting-that is part of this design.


1. If desired, place a marker (use a color different from the beg of rnd marker) after each repeat of the st pattern the first time you work Rnd 2. On the following rnds, slip the markers on each rnd.
2. St pattern includes an increase (yarn over (yo)) to compensate for each decrease (sk2p, k2tog or ssk), the st count should always remain the same.
3. On every rnd, you should have 11 sts between the beg of rnd marker and the first marker; 10 sts between each of the remaining markers. Be sure to count your sts on each rnd!


Cast on 101 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15: Knit all sts.
Rnds 2, 4, 6 and 8: K1, *yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to the end of the rnd.
Rnds 10, 12, 14 and 16:K2tog, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sk2p; rep from * to the last 9 sts of the rnd, on these last 9 sts work k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk.


Rep Rnds 1-16 four more times (so that you have worked a total of 80 rnds). Bind off.


Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sk2p = Slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 11 reviews)
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Pale Gray Lace Cowl Reviewed by Kate Jessop on 2013-12-15 ****
I made four of these as Christmas presents using the Vanna's Sequins yarn. They turned out beautifully.

Using row counters and markers for this pattern is a must as it is easy to end up with more or less stitches than 101.

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